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Atman S 
Avoiding Mordor S 
Chop Wood Carry Wood S 
Day Out with the Lads S 
Emptiness, The S 
Forgive Yourself S 
Gateless Gate S 
Holy Man S 
In the Moment S 
Karmic Justice S 
Moral Cannibalism S 
One Hand Clapping S 
Plumber's Crack T 
Pure Mind S 
Running to a Standstill S 
Sacred Cow T 
Samsara T 
Scattered Marbles S 
Yield and Overcome S 

Zen Wall Rock Climbing 

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Location: 37.07013, -113.64737 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Jeremy Steck on Mar 13, 2010
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This is a great area to visit, even if you don't climb a single route. The hike is very enjoyable and the views from the top are outstanding. This area gets sun from late morning on. Finding the appropriate descent for the climbs that you intend to do is key. The base of the cliff is fairly undeveloped in terms of trails and the climbs are fairly spaced out.

This is not an area that you would want to bring your dog, as the descent options are not canine friendly.

Getting There 

The approach is similar to the Green Valley Gap. A high clearance vehicle is recommended. From the Green Valley lowest parking area, continue south on the dirt road until you can take the dirt road that ascends the hill just south of the south side of the Green Valley Gap. Follow the road up the hill approximately 1 mile until you can find a place to park. Follow the trail on foot using cairns as your guide. You will pass through 2 boulder gardens before making the final turn up hill to reach the cliff top. It's approximately at 30 minute approach once you leave your vehicle.

Climbing Season

For the Saint George area.

Weather station 3.5 miles from here

19 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',13],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Zen Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Zen Wall:
Chop Wood Carry Wood   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
The Emptiness   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Avoiding Mordor   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 60'   
Scattered Marbles   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Atman   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 60'   
Moral Cannibalism   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Day Out with the Lads   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Yield and Overcome   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Forgive Yourself   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Plumber's Crack   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Trad, 60'   
One Hand Clapping   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Featured Route For Zen Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: one hand clapping 12A

One Hand Clapping 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  UT : Saint George : Zen Wall
Good technical route that begins on top of a boulder. Begin on small incuts through the first 3 bolts to good rest. Climb to top through steep section on cool pockets. DO IT !...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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Rock Climbing Photo: The ladder descent on the left most side of the cl...
BETA PHOTO: The ladder descent on the left most side of the cl...
Rock Climbing Photo: Look for this giant cairn as you head up the final...
BETA PHOTO: Look for this giant cairn as you head up the final...
Rock Climbing Photo: Here is a shot of a cool looking overhanging crack...
Here is a shot of a cool looking overhanging crack...
Rock Climbing Photo: Zen Wall Approach
Zen Wall Approach

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By christopher burton
From: salt lake city
Nov 23, 2015
The hand line on the fourth class approach on the south end of the cliff is frayed and disintegrating. Parts of it might be useful, but be very careful putting weight on it.
By Stan Pitcher
From: SLC, UT
Nov 24, 2015
If you are checking this spot out for the first time and using the Goss book, his description on how to orient yourself up there is non-existent. Here's a couple of tips that may help. When you reach the top of the wall, the steel ladder is quite a ways to the south near a bit of a saddle in the ridge. A little before that the anchors for The Emptiness are accessible and can be used to descend. His drawing is not to scale and One Hand Clapping and the southern 4th class route Christopher mentions are several hard yards to the North.

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